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2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:17 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 9:54 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade will lead their respective conferences into the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. (Getty Images)

The NBA officially announced the complete 2012 Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star teams on Thursday.

The seven reserve spots were selected by a vote of each conference’s head coaches.

The Eastern Conference reserves: Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams, Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala.

The Western Conference reserves: Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol.

The starting lineups for both teams, selected by a fan voting process, were unveiled last week.

The Eastern Conference starting lineup: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Heat forward LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.

The Western Conference starting lineup: Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Lakers center Andrew Bynum. 

The Associated Press offers the following notes and quotes on the selection.

Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, with coaches overlooking the lowest scoring average since his second NBA season in favor of his long-term excellence.

"It was a tough road back to full health for me, but I am honored that the coaches thought enough of me to make me an All-Star," Nowitzki said in a statement. "It has been a privilege to represent the Mavericks organization over the last decade and I look forward to doing it again in Orlando."

But Kevin Garnett wasn't chosen after 14 consecutive selections, and Tim Duncan was left out after 13 in a row. Other All-Star regulars such as Ray Allen and Amar'e Stoudemire will be home, giving way to five first-timers among the reserves: Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol of Memphis, Andre Iguodala of Philadelphia, Indiana's Roy Hibbert, and Chicago's Luol Deng.

Age didn't stop Nash, averaging 10 assists and shooting 56 percent from the field. He became just the fourth player to earn an All-Star spot at 38 or older, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Karl Malone.
The 2012 All-Star Game will be played at the Amway Center in Orlando on Feb. 26. Bryant will look to repeat his performance as the 2011 NBA All-Star Game MVP. Here's a look at the jerseys that will be worn during the game.

For more coverage of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, check out CBSSports.com's NBA All-Star Game hub.
Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:33 am
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

DrKnowledge, you are a moron. Nobody gives a shit what you think.




Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:08 am
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

NBA = Nothing But Arrrogance. Even though they are arguably the best athletes is the world, their "look at me" approach to the game (and life) has led me to stop watching a game that I used to love. Haven't seen a game all season and will continue to spend my time do other things.  Surprisingly, I do not miss it at all.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:08 pm
 

NO-Baw-Dee Cares

NBA can please just shut the blank up. We're still in ourning about the end of the NFL season. Now there's nothing to watch till September....



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 3:45 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

I totally agree with you.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:31 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

Lol, neither has won a title. Rose is in his 4th year so I would hope Lebron has done more. I never said Lebron wasn't one of the best, but some idiot claimed Rose wasn't even one of the top PG's. That's laughable! Reigning MVP


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Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:24 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:41 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

And if you replace Lebron with Rose for last seasons Heat team and Miami wins the title.

Maybe, but I doubt it.  But at least in saying..... "And if...." you acknowledge the other points.  Bottom line, James has done more than Rose ever has, and has had less talent around him the vast majority of his career.  Like I said, I don't even like James, I just hate reading ridiculously homer posts that ignore reality. 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:37 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

You remember that Rose was playing w/ a sprained ankle?
Weird.  Apparently i
t was only sprained when he was matched up with James, because he was lighting everybody else up.   



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:19 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

And if you replace Lebron with Rose for last seasons Heat team and Miami wins the title.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:56 pm
 

2012 NBA East, West All-Star teams announced

h, please.  When Rose was going off in the playoffs against the Heat, Spoelstra switch James onto Rose and shut him down.  James also hit every clutch shot against Boston in the playoffs and several against Chicago.  James had a much worse supporting cast than Rose in Cleveland and did more with them.  You're right....it's not even a contest.


You remember that Rose was playing w/ a sprained ankle?


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